Hvar island is easily reached from Milna on Brac for a fabulous Day Trip. The speed boat goes every morning from Milna Harbor and returns in the evening from Hvar Town.
After wandering Hvar town, visiting the fortress and cathedral, a taxi ride away will bring you to two of our favorite wineries in JELSA (a charming village on the other side of the island from Hvar Town). There are also several good restaurants in the pretty harbor.
Dubokovic Winery is a real garage winery with some of the best wines in Croatia. Owner Ivo Dubokovic is engaging and passionate about his winemaking. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
Tomic Winery is a traditional family winery with very nice tasting room and architecture, lovingly designed by Andre Tomic, one of the best master vintners in Croatia.
Jelsa restaurants – Me & Mrs Jones is right on the water, charming and very good – Dalmatian cuisine. The pizzeria in the town square is also very good and has other dishes in addition to pizza.
Other or our favorite towns on Hvar if you have more time:
Vrboska – charming small village with cobble stone streets and quaint bridges. Not the best restaurants.
Stari Grad – also charming village – we like Bistro Kod Damira Restaurant – fresh, interesting local menu – don’t miss the lavender lemonade & the chocolate-lavender cake.
Or you can take a taxi boat from Hvar town to Palmizana Resort, about 10 minutes by boat. Palmizana Resort is charming, has a pretty beach and several restaurants. Our favorite restaurant is the original family restaurant on the hill – with great organic menu, terrace overlooking the bay and filled with a large collection of Croatian art, collected by the owner over the last 50 years.